Challenges and Futures for new technologies: finding (e)quality in work, water and food in the energy frontiers

  • Stewart, Paul (Principal Investigator)
  • Garvey, Brian (Co-investigator)
  • João, Elsa (Co-investigator)
  • Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Principal Investigator)
  • Mendonca, Marcelo (Principal Investigator)
  • Rodrigues de Oliveira, Adriano (Co-investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


This interdisciplinary, exploratory agenda focuses on maturing ‘low carbon’ innovations and policy for agroenergy and, often competing, localised social technologies in food and energy production in south Goias state and northern UK. It does so through two exploratory field visits and two subsequent collaborative pilot research periods. Funded by Newton Fund, RCUK-CONFAP

Layman's description

A scoping project between engineers and social sciences to produce food and energy while creating dignified work in sites in Brazil and UK.
Short titlework, water and food in the energy frontiers
Effective start/end date12/02/1512/02/16


  • ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council): £47,834.00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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